Reading Review: April 2022

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas

Total Loaned Books Read This Month:  1
Total Own Books Read This Month:  1
Overall Total Books Read This Month:  2

Total Loaned Books Read 2022:  5
Total Own Books Read 2022:  4
Overall Total Books Read 2022:  9

MY READ OF THE MONTH

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The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas. I liked the dual-timeline, the mystery, and the atmospheric setting of this story, and also the way it kept me guessing throughout before the final revelations. I’d like to read more by Louise Douglas.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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My total for this challenge is currently 8 books read.  So far I’ve read:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas

Beat The Backlist Bingo Progress

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This year Bingo is back with a great collection of prompts.  While my main focus is the 24-prompt card I may choose a few from the 52-prompt list as well (both cards can be viewed here).
I recently posted updated versions of each of the cards for my progress from January to March, which can be viewed over at my Challenge Check-In post.
Here is a collection of covers that fulfill a prompt on either of the cards featured:

OnceandFutureWitches NothingButBlackenedTeeth Buried
WindThroughtheKeyhole MurderisEasy Foundryside
BeautifulOnes RoomintheAttic

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – A book about siblings
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – Novella
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante – One word title
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King – Your favourite trope on the page
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie – Murder, mystery – or both!
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett – New-to-you author
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Discovered via social media
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas – Indie or self published

PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

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You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager.  I have more progress to report this month as I’ve added another book to this card (which I’ll update at my next Challenge Check-In). I’ve managed to fill four of the picture prompts so far with:

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas

You can view a recent update of my progress on this bingo card over at my Challenge Check-In post.

Challenge Check-In

January to March 2022

GOODREADS

I’ve read 9 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • I read another book that I already own, The Beautiful Ones.
  • I added two more books to my Beat the Backlist challenge this month and managed to find a bingo category for each of them.
  • I added another book to the Bookforager Picture Prompt Bingo card.
  • Discovered a new-to-me author in Louise Douglas. I enjoyed The Room in the Attic and would like to read more of her books.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes April’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

3 thoughts on “Reading Review: April 2022

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I need to fill out my bingo cards but I thought I might wait now (as I’m already so late) and do a six monthly wrap up, see where things are up to. And, on a separate note – how on earth is it nearly June?
    Lynn 😀

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